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EASTERN TURKEY TOURS » 3-day Private Eastern Turkey Tour
3-day Private Eastern Turkey Tour
On this tour you can walk in the beautiful streets of Mardin, see the oldest religious building in the world at Göbekli Tepe and visit one of the four sacred cities of Islam, Şanlıurfa
Price
780€

Highlights
• Karatayhan caravanserai
• Mardin
• Göbekli tepe
• Harran
• Şanlıurfa
• Birecik bald-ibis breeding farm
• Gaziantep Zeugma museum

Tour itinerary

Day 1: Cappadocia – Mardin 

The tour starts at 8.00. After passing Kayseri and admiring the beauty of Mount Erciyes, you visit one of the best preserved Seljuk caravanserais in Anatolia, Karatayhan, built in 1235-41. Unlike many hans, it contains sections for specific functions. The next stop is in Pınarbaşı for a short tea break, after that the journey continues to Kahramanmaraş to have lunch and taste the most famous ice cream in Turkey. In the afternoon you arrive at your hotel in Mardin, check in to the hotel, take a walk in the old town and have dinner.

 
Day 2: Mardin - Şanlıurfa
After breakfast at the hotel, you check out at 9.00 and take another walk to see the sights of Mardin. You visit the Great mosque, the bazaar, Sultan Isa and Kasimiye medreses, Kirklar church and the old post office. After that you continue the journey to Şanlıurfa and Harran.
  
On the way, you visit Göbekli Tepe, the oldest religious building in the world, which is also considered a potential site for the Garden of Eden. After lunch in Şanlıurfa you visit the village of Harran which is famous for its mudbrick "beehive" houses mentioned in the book of genesis, where prophet Abraham spent the last years of his life. You can also see the city walls, the ruins of the oldest Islamic university and the castle dated to the 18th century. After that you return to Şanlıurfa and visit Abraham's cave and the pond of holy carp. You can also walk around in the oriental covered bazaar. After that you check in to the hotel and have dinner.
  
Day 3: Şanlıurfa– Cappadocia
After breakfast and checkout from the hotel, you leave Şanlıurfa for Birecik, which is known for its bald-ibis (kelaynak) birds. Birecik is the only place inthe world where these birds live and there is a very limited population of them. You visit the breeding farm of bald-ibis birds. Then the journey continues to Gaziantep where you visit the famous Zeugma Mosaics museum where mosaics saved from the ancient Roman city of Zeugma are displayed. After lunch in Kahramanmaraş, the journey takes you back to Cappadocia.

Additional comments
• This tour cis guaranteed all year round
• The tour begins with pickup from and finishes with dropoff to a hotel or an airport in Cappadocia
• This tour is a private tour
• This tour requires the minimum of 2 people

Services included in the price
• Transfers from and to a hotel or an airport in Cappadocia
• Accommodation in a double/twin room
• All meals and entrance fees to sights specified in the itinerary
• Transport in a comfortable, AC, non-smoking minivan

Services not included in the price
• Beverages during the meals
• Non-mandatory tips
• Personal travel insurance

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